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  1. Jewelz3590 profile image61
    Jewelz3590posted 6 years ago

    So I signed up for hubpages a couple of days ago, and I can't get it out of my head. I love writing and always have, but when it comes to hubpages I don't know where to start. I don't know how to begin the long and complicated story that is my life. The reason I say this is because my writing is usually inspired by my own beautiful disaster that I call my life. So any advice on where I need to begin is welcome, or just any advice in general.

    Thank you,


    1. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Draft your story off line in Word. Break it up into sections / chapters, not more than 2000 words, then each chapter can become Hub. Having said that, HubPages doesn't recommend publishing material in several parts. An auto biography has a better chance published as an Ebook and sold on Amazon as a kindle book. If you want to make money on HubPages you need to write short articles about things that readers want to know more about, chose topics that are helpful, practical,  that can carry some related adverts. You can also read the F.A.Q. here on HubPages to get you started.

      Good Luck with your writing.

    2. SEO IT! profile image82
      SEO IT!posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You can use life events for inspiration. For instance, recent health events spurred me to look into natural treatments. Medical professionals started prescribing pill after pill... and the pills did not heal me. Unfortunately, they did not even treat the symptoms as they were supposed to do. In fact, one of the side effects of the major pill I was on can be MORE of the same problems. That is what happened to me. Every time I went to see him and told him things were worse, he would up my dosage and things would get even worse... I asked him to help me wean off at least that pill, and try something different. He refused. I do not have health insurance and jumping from doctor to doctor is not an option for me. I had to take my health into my own hands. I started researching. I have changed my diet and am taking natural supplements. I am doing MUCH better. My next hub will be about alternative treatments for my particular health condition.

      Have you enjoyed a particular travel destination? You can write about your own experience and add in information for readers. Conflict in relationships? Write about those types of conflicts... Does a co-worker dress incorrectly for the job? Hub about proper work attire... My advice is to grab at the thoughts that dwell in your mind and turn it into a helpful hub.

  2. Jewelz3590 profile image61
    Jewelz3590posted 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for your advice, and I am also glad to know that your health is improving. I guess I just need to pick something and start with that. I have so many thoughts and ideas running around my head, and this will be a good way to release some of them.

  3. tamron profile image69
    tamronposted 6 years ago

    If your going to write about your life.  I would join specially since you can easily make your blog into an ebook.  You can also easily backup your story so that you don't lose your story if something goes wrong.  I would suggest backing your story on disc or online storage as well.

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    I agree with Tamron - a blog might be the better venue for you. HubPages wants informative articles that aren't too personal. Blogs, however, are very good outlets for arriving about your life experiences.  Perhaps you can try blogging on another site, and read various hubs here to get a feel for what works on this site.  Then see if you have some informative topics you can write hubs about. 

    Personal content (blog-style) is likely to be flagged or even unpublished - so it's helpful to understand the difference in styles and avoid problems before they even start.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Excuse typos - mobile device. Writing about, not arriving about.  Blasted auto-correct thingy!


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